Improve Grip Strength
- 08-28-2012, 07:27 PM
- 08-28-2012, 08:39 PM
08-28-2012, 09:07 PM
08-28-2012, 10:11 PM
I like farmers as well and also have always seen grip strength improvements as a result of doing heavy barbell and dumbbell rows without straps.
08-29-2012, 11:57 AM
09-02-2012, 05:21 PM
09-02-2012, 06:52 PM
i opened a thread with the same question a few months ago. all of the same suggestions have been made. basically the one that helped me the best was to throw my straps out and start pulling with out them weather it be rows, deads, chins, whatever it may be. i was pissed because i couldnt grip 315 for a deadlift and thats what drove me to posting. i was doing rack pulls a few weeks ago without straps at 425 for 5 reps.
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09-04-2012, 08:32 PM
I noticed a difference doing shrugs with a plate in each hand. I dunno if its proper form or not but it helped my neck and grip.
Also I us a fat bar for everything.
09-08-2012, 12:52 AM
09-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Your power from your hands start in your forearms, so any strain will work them. Ie gravitational pull from the above listed (strength and endurance) I also like wrist curls (reverse and standard) to improve finger and forearm strength (grip)
09-08-2012, 04:34 PM
09-08-2012, 07:36 PM
Cool stay away from the straps. If your doing heavy dead's or shrugs and your grip fails. Go to a mixed grip then. I.e over under grip.
09-08-2012, 08:26 PM
09-08-2012, 08:27 PM
09-08-2012, 08:54 PM
09-09-2012, 02:45 PM
When I work forearms and wrists I do not use my wraps. I use less weight and a lot more reps to gradually get the strength up, this will increase endurance too. Start at a weight you can kill 20/25 reps x3. Go up in weight whenever it gets easy to get to the third set of 25. You will have less stress on the injured areas, but you will be able to strengthen it at the same time. it takes longer, but has been very effective IMO.
09-09-2012, 08:36 PM
09-09-2012, 08:59 PM
I also throw a towel over my chinup bar and do narrow pullups using the ends of the towel as handles.
09-09-2012, 09:02 PM
09-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Ive improved in grip strength doing barbell shoulder shrugs.
I know this is more pinching strength but plate pinching has also helped me out.
09-16-2012, 11:39 AM
09-17-2012, 12:03 AM
in between sets grip 2,3 or 4, depending on strength, 10 lb plates with fingers on the flat side, keep them from falling.
09-18-2012, 06:50 AM
Finger pushups ? did you tried them ?
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09-24-2012, 07:05 PM
09-25-2012, 12:47 PM
Farmers Carries...hands down. I did a 1600m once with two 53lb kb's. Driving was rough that day and two to three days later.
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10-03-2012, 08:08 AM
I like Fat Gripz or doing the farmers walk while using Fat Gripz or tying a towl around the weights and carry them by the towel. I like to change things up.
10-12-2012, 04:18 PM
[QUOTE=biscuits;3614920]Thick bar training (fat gripz), plate pinches, and squeezing the bar hard on every lift[/QUOTE]
This is something most people don't do and it's worked wonders for my grip. Try gripping the bar as hard as possible on your next bench press session, and I bet you gain a rep or two from the increased muscle activation, as well as improve your grip over time
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11-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Reverse curls have done wonders for my grip and forearms! My wrist were giving me issues also, since I have been hitting reverse curls twice a week, one day heavy one day light, very big improvement.
11-18-2012, 09:05 PM
11-19-2012, 09:58 PM
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